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The Blended Learning Cookbook
The Blended Learning Cookbook
Price: £6.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful guide, 3 May 2011
A no-nonsense practical guide for choosing strategies and delivery methods for training, based on the needs, contexts and constraints of the situation. A bit heavy on work-based training scenarios to show immediate application for education, but a useful resource and good value. The tables at the end are very handy.

Sudoku Volume 46: Interactive Sudoku Puzzles for Kindle 2 and Kindle DX (Mobi Games)
Sudoku Volume 46: Interactive Sudoku Puzzles for Kindle 2 and Kindle DX (Mobi Games)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't see bottom boxes, 22 Sep 2010
With the latest generation Kindle, you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the bottom row of sudoku boxes, and then you can no longer see the top row. This makes it VERY tedious to solve puzzles as you really need to be able to scan the whole grid at once. The grid doesn't need to display so large, but the Kindle has no ability to zoom the browser out to less than 100%.

by Lisa Klein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.55

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ophelia's story, 30 Nov 2006
This review is from: Ophelia (Paperback)
Lisa Klein's Ophelia is a tightly-written, pacey and lively spin-off of Hamlet in novel form, as told from (you guessed it) Ophelia's perspective. The plot begins years before Hamlet's timeline and ends years after, allowing for Ophelia's character to be drawn out much more fully from Shakespeare's sketchy and puzzling portrayal.

Klein chose to set the novel not in the period of Hamlet's Denmark, but in the period of Shakespeare's writing of the play. Interwoven with the plot of Hamlet are allusions to a number of contemporary works, including Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It, in addition to conceits from sonnets by (among others) Lady Mary Wroth, all against a backdrop of romance, conduct literature, hagiography and other genres for and about women.

The fact that Ophelia is a woman allows Klein to intersperse a range of historical detail appopriate to women, including negotiations with cultural requirements for chastity, obedience and silence and a rich tapestry of herbal lore (as suggested by Ophelia's preoccupation with flowers in Hamlet). The characters' language is also suggestive of early modern literary dialogue.

However, these scholarly elements are by no means overpowering: the novel walks a careful line, never losing track that it is first and foremost a modern romance intended for the enjoyment of a wide readership without specialist knowledge. Whether intentional or not, it's a story that's crying out for a film.

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